Scarlett Johansson Dubs Samuel L. Jackson The Sexiest ‘Avenger’
First Published: April 12, 2012 1:33 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Scarlett Johannson steams up the screen as the sexy Black Widow in “The Avengers” alongside some of Hollywood’s hottest leading men, but the 27-year-old beauty says she finds one superhero particularly alluring.
“I have to say Sam Jackson as Nick Fury is pretty fantastic,” Scarlett told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at “The Avengers” premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night, when asked to name the sexiest superhero. “That eye patch? Come on! That big leather cape? Please.
“The man is full of class,” she added.
The actress said the first day of filming the comic book movie with all of the lead actors in their respective superhero costumes was a surreal experience.
“It was mayhem. It was like big kids’ Halloween,” she told Shaun. “All of us were just like, ‘This is really happening? This is totally surreal. Like, I saw you in the hair and makeup trailer this morning and now you’re wearing a giant latex unitard. What’s going on?’”
While the film’s men had to endure strict diet regimens and workouts to fill out their superhero getups, Scarlett’s skin-tight Black Widow ensemble didn’t allow for any indulging at the dinner table either.
“Is there anything that you can eat now that you couldn’t eat when you were working out?” Shaun asked.
“Solid food,” Scarlett answered with a laugh. “That’s okay though — it’s all worth it in the end, you know what I mean? Just five or six months of eating through a straw!
“No, actually, I was really fortunate,” she continued. “I worked with somebody who was fantastic and I was eating a lot of kale and salmon and all that, all that good stuff.”
“The Avengers” – which also stars Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner — hits theaters on May 4.
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